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have. but remember it's the anniversary of citizens united. if you want to fight against that that's wolf pac.com. we're doing a matching donation fund to get money out of politics. we'll see you tomorrow. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: oh, it's inauguration inauguration 2013. obama spoke. sasha yawned. beyonce sang, boehner went wept, and we were able to see what an inauguration party looked like. last saturday was gun appreciation day lead to go five accidental shootings nationwide. next saturday it's running with scissors appreciate day. today is the birthday of attorney general eric holder, j
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master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice.
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>> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. we the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations we will defend our people and uphold our values through the strength of arms and rule of law. we the people, declare today
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that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and selma and stone wall. for our journey is not complete until our wives our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills ofof aof aof appalachia to the quiet
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lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> john: the president said we so many times you could hear screaming from ayn rand's crypt. i'm joined by two astute observers of the political scene. david shuster and george zornak, thank you for being with us this inauguration evening. >> good to be here with you. >> john: thank you. what to you was the tone of today's speech? was there anything in it for the g.o.p. and tea party supporters? >> i would say little to nothing. i mean, you had a little bit of throat clearing about how government can't be the answer to every problem but it was a bold, strong progressive push. i think he learned a lesson were last time where he came in 2009 and tried to hold the g.o.p.'s hand and get something done but
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then got zero from the house in his stimulus bill. it's time to convince people, push ahead with your agenda and let the republicans do what they will. >> do you think we'll see this happen in the next 18 months. it does seem that the president learned something in the last four years. keep in mind the president said it's time to end on focusing on childish things. he said we need to stop the political name calling but the president is much more realistic, he understands that there are people who want to battle him on every issue. and the president was essentially rallying his base, liberals women african-americans, gay, latinos, look, we have big fights coming. in order to honor you i need you to honor me by working together
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in for the collective good and by the way we'll have specific battles coming out. >> john: george, were there any surprises to you? did you think the president would make a passionate address of climate change? >> i was surprised. i think there had been some whisper that he would address it here or the state of the union. i was expecting an one-sentence toss away like he dedicated to reducing the deficit. it was a whole paragraph and an impassioned plea for it. i was surprised to see it, and it was something that obama had his eye on not only whatever he plans, and we don't know what that is, but whatever he plans to address this problem but he's positioning himself historically. these are the speeches that people look back 50 years later what did obama say at this point in time and he wants to get on the record that climate change is a problem we must solve it. now he needs to match his action to his words.
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>> john: i have a few clips from the speech i want to get your comments on, quickly beforehand, one more question to you was this the big policy speech? did obama go lbg did he go fdr or soft mondale. >> i think he went soft mondale talking about the issues that he's concerned about. we'll get more specifics in the state of the union. but there was some jabbing to the republicans specifically regarding climate change. that's the kind of thing that causes heart burn for romney in the campaign. he never mentioned it at all and now he's saying we're going to do something about climate change. it's causing the romney people to flip out the progressive obama is coming in in the second turnterm. >> john: if you want giggles check out breitbart and see the hysteria of the president declaring war on our liberties.
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he mentioned climate change in one debate. here is our first clip. >> obama: we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society's ills can be cured through government alone. we have always understood that when times change, so must we, that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately require collective action. >> john: i must ask you both, you first george, was that a message to moderates even tea party types for collective action usually means creeping socialism? >> collective is a word that glenn beck set doesn't really like. i'm not sure that he was really talking to them. he was saying, look, if we all do these things together, you know aside from what he says, oh well, the government can't
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solve every problem, what he turned around and did was make a case for collective action which is what he has done through no sir through the government. that was a little bit of throat clearing where he said we all need to get together, and that means government action. the first part was window dressing and the second was we need to get together and do this. >> john: do you agree? >> look, this was the president saying we're not going back to the 1950s. anybody in this political spectrum who wants to return there, turn the clock back, you're in the wrong place. it was the president's way of reminding people that this campaign is about looking forward and the united states needs to make progress and the voters chose progress in the last election. >> john: here is a comment from the present that should resonate with any remaining mitt romney fans. >> obama: we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or
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happiness for the view. we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other through medicare, and medicaid, and social security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> john: david, that couldn't have been more pointed if he turned to paul ryan and said that line directly to him. do you think he was sending a message across the bell? >> i hope he's sending a message. a lot of progressives look at that and say wait a second, is that the same president who was willing to support the change in social security, or is he going to stand firm. the rhetoric sounds good but how does the president act?
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what are the offers in negotiation on the table coming. >> john: george, we have 30 second before a break but mr. obama managed to slap down the comment that 47% of the country is made of a moochers? >> i think did he. he wants to remind people what this election was really about which was 30,000 feet up was about the romney view of takers, and the view of the strong social safety net. he doesn't want to get up and say romney said silly things about binders full of women. he wanted to drive home what the message of the election was really about. >> cenk: david shuster, i thank you for your time and brilliance this evening. and mr. zornick applies stay with us. current tv presents the presidential inauguration
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whatever your moves. payday. fill up and go! >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." problems' inauguration speech was one of the clearest calls for progressive agenda ever delivered by an american president. but behind every dramatic policy hope is a smaller political battle. something that the president at times has seemingly been less than enthusiastic to engage in. while we might applaud the principles the president spoke of today, really the bigger speech comes in three weeks. because on february 12th president obama will give the blueprint for his second term when he delivers his fifth state of the union address. but as he talks of immigration policies, gay rights, climate change, and of course gun control he will not be in front of 800 screaming supporters. instead he'll be talking to a republican controlled house whose entire platform consists
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of ignoring every single one of those issues. so, joining me once again is the nation's george zornick and joining us is political reporter for politico alex isenstadt. based on how the president acted during the fiscal cliff negotiations do you think we can expect a more resolved, more big stick less willing to compromise obama? >> well, that certainly is what the president seemed to telegraph today in his speech. really john, the president was telegraphing two things. one, he is believes the american people is firmly on his side, and he can push forward with a fairly bold agenda. the second thing that the president was telegraphing is he believes the the republican party is divided and too weak to stop him in terms of doing what he wants to do. perhaps john boehner doesn't have the storm control and that will help in the second term. >> john: many would agree that
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john boehner has a tender hold at best on his caucus. >> absolutely. and you know, we talked about this last week when i came on, john. but you have a very divided political conference one divided between republicans that are in blue states, states voting for president obama and red states states that voted or mitt romney, and you can see the president attempting a divide and conquer to get policies through the hours in the next two to another years. >> john: it may be the first of the new term will that become what healthcare was in his first team he'll use tons of political capital just to get it done. >> i'm not sure that he will. even if that's what he wants some senate democrats are pulling back on the ambitious parts of that, the focus on the universal background checks, which a lot of people agree with. while obama has been bold and up front about this, i think it's
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something that he might not dedicate certainly the capital energy he gave to healthcare. one way that it will be different as well the healthcare was a drag on his party at midterm elections. what the white house is calculating that gun control will help them, fire up the base, which is very important and something that splits republicans, that they can be hammered for you voted against getting these military-style weapons or checking the backgrounds of people who want to buy them. >> john: which makes it looks like win-win to matter what, even if the republicans kill it in the house, he can use it against them i am perpetuity: i would like to get your thoughts on this part of the speech. >> obama: being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. it does not mean that we all define liberty in exactly the
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same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate on the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> john: gentlemen, that seemed like a very direct dig at the republican party. do enough house republicans agree with that? for action not just in our time but in the next four years? i'll start with you alex. >> well, look, i think president obama was trying to take a nod of the debates that will take place in the next two to four weeks saying we'll have bitter fights perhaps debt ceiling shutting down the government, perhaps begun control. they will be tough fights and the american people need to be ready for that. >> john: george, it seemed--what are your thoughts on that before i move on. do you think that was a pretty
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direct calling out of mitch mcconnell and the republicans? >> yes, look over the next few months we'll we you'll have a big fight over the sequester the funding of the government and the debt ceiling. i think he's trying to pull out the weeds of that because none of it is the soaring lofty rhetoric. i think he's trying to push past that mess to what he would care to do. >> john: alex, after seeing how large a role the hispanic vote played in the 2012 election and how poorly mitt romney played to that demographic. let's not forget his univision appearance what i call gringo star. >> they may need to work out what the messaging is going to be on this site. if they don't you can bet the democrats will use it in the
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the 2014 midterm. you remember in 2010 when democrats could not get the minority voters out to the polls. many came out in 2012 to help reelect the president. if the white house can do it, they want to motivate that latino-base voters and get them to come out in the polls during the mid firms and republicans need to stop that from happening. >> john: that's a good point alex. do you agree in 2014 to be on the democrat side they need moms coming out for gun control and latinos coming out for immigration reform. do you think it's a solid play? >> absolutely. and i can tell you from talking to democratic officials who are high up in the campaign establishment they're looking at ways to try to motivate some of those minority voters, women voters, get those voters who don't always come out in the mid election. the effort has begun. >> john: alex, last 30 seconds i want to close it out with you. it seems at times the president left foreign policy to secretary of state hillary clinton.
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george, do you see him play an extended role in foreign policy or will he late john kerry take the lead. >> i think he will. his speech focused on making sure friends of old enemies. he's focusing on democrac diplomacy. that's something that obama will have to get involved with at that level. i think he will get involved. >> john: one more time, alex, does john kerry have a charisma deficit that the president needs to worry about. >> john kerry has never been known for charisma, but he has been on the stage for a long time and he can hold his own. >> that's why the two of you are always the smartest kids in class. thank you so much for coming on, on this inauguration day. >> thank you. >> john: what would martin luther king jr. be doing if he were alive today?
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the tons of obama merchandise. we have some souvenirs like the john boehner commemorative inaugural republican drinking glass. it's always half empty, never half full, and it's perfect for when you want to cry in your own beer in public. and the rush limbaugh commemorative inaugural bucket of sand. designed to bury your head neck
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deep so ignore history and facts and it's big enough to hold all your viagra for those guy weekend in the dominican republic. google it. and for the kids we've got the inaugural commemorative radio-controlled drone flyer. now children can fly like an eagle and spy like one, too. and lil drone can also fly into other people's yards and destroy stuff. the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential inauguration plus insight into obama's second term. only on current tv.
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desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes. "we are tied together in a web of humanity. i am a person only through you. i can only be a person only through you."
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that really resonates me and drives my work. the world is becoming an incredibly connected place. mobile phones are really driving that connection. at kiva, we run an internet marketplace. people can lend to other people for the purpose of starting a small business, going to school or a variety of other good causes. you can go to kiva.org and you can see pictures and profiles of people from over sixty countries all across the world. you can lend them as little as $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going to need a lot of things, ya know, to pay the rent, permits inventory, advertising, marketing so that adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten million-plus people completely left out of the
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formal finical system. banks don't lend to people like that at all. there is a lot of opportunity to decrease unemployment, provide employment, provide economic opportunity and raise our standard of living by investing in small business. our hearts are an incredibly powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world. >> john: it is incredibly fitting that on a day when president barack obama was sworn in for a second term and gave possibly his most progressive speech while in office the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr.
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and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and
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director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights, non-violence organized labor social justice and ending war. today america usually remembers one out of five. i'll start with you tom why is that? >> we all take from dr. king and larger than life figures what we choose to, and sometimes there is an interest involved like avoiding his strong criticism of the vietnam war in 1967, which was very unpopular at the time with some of the black ministers, with the "new york times," with organized labor with much of the democratic party. and yet it set in motion the events that led to the
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challenging of lyndon johnson. so i think unfortunately history becomes political, and we pick and choose what we refer to emphasize, but dr. king was gradual. he was slow to come to an open stance. he knew what the stakes were. he wasn't unaware. he wasn't innocent. he knew he would have trouble taking that position, and he took it forthrightly, and proudly, and stayed with it. >> john: kris let me ask you the same question. do you think that another great tragedy of dr. king's loss is he's only remembered as a civil rights icon and not as a non-violent resistence icon or labor rights icon. >> he's so much bigger than the box we tend to put him in. in some of those speeches, in the antiwar speeches he was talking about moving beyond tribe, race, class and nation. that's the kind of radical
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internationalism that we really don't talk about. even president obama's speech today he's saying we're really loyal not to party but to nations. well, king went far beyond that and say we're not loyal to nations. we're loyal to god. we're loyal to humanity as a whole. i find listening to those speeches today, they were extremely radical. >> john: it's clear that dr. king did not recognize the invisible lines we draw to integrate our describes. what do you think is part of dr. king's legacy that goes the most overlooked? >> without a doubt his opposition to the vietnam war. but also you know there is a path here that barack obama was on that was opened by martin luther king jr. and by many african-americans before, and i think that the overall view of
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dr. king about ending poverty and racism, and the need to confront militarism in order to achieve that was the core message. what i would emphasize though, is you know there are a lot of people left and right who have criticisms of barack obama today. the same was true of dr. king before he became a martyr, and almost a deity that everybody bows to. i remember democrats who were for vietnam didn't like him. conservative black ministers didn't like him. obviously there were lynch mobs ready for him in the fast. even the radical young black activists made fun of him for being too gradual. thank god something pure and positive can be transmitted to future generations.
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>> john: kristal tom brought up president obama and he does fall short of the ideals. there was a picket sign in dc saying king had a dream and obama has a drone. do you think these critiques are fair or would dr. king approve of putting drones in soldiers and keeping them out of harm's way. >> he presented this country with a great deal of hope, and concrete change. i think that's just my opinion i'm not speaking as a journalist but i think there is a lot to look forward to hopefully in this second term. >> john: do you agree tom? >> yes, i mean, i think dr. king would have sat quietly with barack obama, and they would have worked out their
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differences. dr. king would have been against drones. he would not go out like some people do and attack obama in the midst of a celebration. the conversation would have been very fruitful. dr. king would be in his 80s today, i can imagine him sitting there and he would have applauded throughout that speech speech. >> john: i think the speech did touch on draft dr. king's dreams, and if it's not too presumptuous of me, he would have approved. he talked about the broad shoulders of the middle class and in terms of civil rights his mention of the stone wall and lgbt equality movement was inspiring. kris, do you think dr. king as a minister would have been at the forefront of a lgbt movement?
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>> it's hard to guess but i imagine like so many other people who lived through change and you know as tom hayden said, he would be an older man now. he would have changed along with the rest of the country, you imagine. even more radically than the rest of the country because that's the kind of character that he had. and i think that there's this little known interview that was on tbs in 1963, i think and he guessed that we would be fully integrated by the turn of the century. i think that he was more optimistic than people may imagine, that he would have been surprised at how long it has taken. >> i once saw coretta scott king speak, and that race would have been exponentially better in the country by now. tom, we're almost out of time. i do want to ask you what do you think dr. king would be most
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critical about during barack obama's first term? >> oh, i think he would have quietly and effectively urged progressives to put more pressure on the president, the congress to speed the withdrawal from afghanistan to avoid drown strikes for the damage to civilians, but he would have been an obama supporter think. i don't know. i was in the south in mississippi and georgia during those days. i knew dr. king. i think that the strongest memory i have in that time, from 1960 to the day i stood at the washington monument when dr. king gave that speech, the strongest memory is i can't remember anyone even voicing the idea that somebody named barack obama would become
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african-american president for the first time in our nation's history. i don't know if king dreamed it. i don't know if anyone has researched that, but that came to pass more rapidly than many of us maked imagined possible. >> john: i can't stop that. i just hope the speech inspires the next generation. activist and author kristal brent zook and political activist tom hayden. thank you both for being here this evening. >> thank you. >> john: saturday was gun appreciation day and it was a very good day for my panel of comedians coming right up. the pomp, the circumstance the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential inauguration plus insight into obama's second term.
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>> john: many americans spent the weekend appreciating our system of democracy while others spent time appreciating the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. and then some spent time appreciating--guns. because after the horrific shooting in nu town one month ago what better time to appreciate the guns that made it all possible. saturday was a national gun appreciate days, a series of rallies and gun shows throughout the nation to protest kingdom obama trying to take away the guns. and the guns didn't seem to appreciate the people back. five folks were accidently shot at three situate gun shows in indiana, north carolina, and ohio. that is not funny. don't laugh. in the north carolina incident the man was having his loaded shotgun checked at the safety check-in booth before entering,
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when it accidently fired hitting three people. fortunate nobody was not seriously injured in the incidents, but it makes you wonder, if these are the people who were supposedly "trained" in gun safety, what hope is there for the rest of us, now joining me on my panel of non-experts. comedian who has appeared on every show in history of television, sherrod small. and comedian and contributing editor for "the root" and managing director of "this week in blackness" elon james white. and comedian lee camp. theto appreciate guns this picker weekend. >> to really say we really really don't want black people at this event. >> i grew up in virginia,
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jackson king day. we're used to war and king on the same day. >> john: did you know this? in virginia it is jackson lee--honoring confederate generals on martin luther king jr. >> that's one hell of a parade. >> here's the things about about the gun appreciate day and people getting hurt. they make a big thing out of it, but every appreciation day people get hurt. on mother's day mothers hurt people. >> and i think it happens to gun enthusiasts. that's what you like to play around with. you love guns, so you sometimes accidently get shot by them. congratulations. >> john: i just need to know why did no one did no one just stop and say hey perhaps we don't do this now. just maybe just maybe. i'm sure three months from now we could do gun appreciate day but maybe not now. it's a little hot for us now.
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>> john: that's my question. is this a dog whistle or a wolf call. the timing of it, to saying in of the fact that last week the nra released a target shooting video game one month after newtown. is this as tasteless as it seems? >> i don't know, but it would be for internet hits? i don't understand the reasoning. >> just perhaps they're stupid. maybe they were not giving that enough energy, they're stupid and they keep doing stupid things. did you not see the nra press conference? that is a stupid man. no one gets up and say that much nonsense a week later. >> john: and then a week later release as video game. >> right. >> john: i'm not going to talk about michelle obama's hair. >> i love her hair. >> john: she has more bangs than the 70s combined.
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>> stop talking about the hair. >> john: all right, a lot of people wanted to be at today's inauguration. but paul ryan went because he said it was his obligation. then he was booed when he walked in. was that expected or because people want medicare. >> i wonder why he thought that wasn't going to happen. you did nothing but slander the president for a good year. nothing but ram him with all types of nonsense. you want to show up at the inauguration like everything is cool. we were just playing. no, we're not playing sir. >> i'm not surprised. he's one of those guys who is not going away easily. he's along schwarzenegger. he'll come out with a bad idea every three years. >> john: mitt romney wasn't there. the bushes weren't there. do we give paul ryan credit for going out and applauding the president? >> no, you lost, go somewhere
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out in the country on the beach with your family and enjoy it and act like it didn't happen. >> john: paul ryan did support the tax increase for millionaires for the tea party. he's dead to them now. we'll see how he survives it. some folks in the crowd were not interested in richard blonkos poem. this is the face of eric cantor when he began to say hello in different languages and when hes is manaste he looked like he just sat on a pin. >> poems stink. blame death poetry jam for this. the president is ours forever and we look on the scene of the sea. it's just reading a poem, and everybody is, i don't like this at all.
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>> john: it was a beautiful poem. >> the blame was eric cantor. what do you consider he would find fun. orphans being told the truth about santa would an good time for him. in virginia, it wasn't considered entertainment unless someone was half naked and wrestling a pig. >> no poem when it's 2 degrees behind it. >> john: you didn't say this when maya angelou aim caught. >> the first openly gay poet and robert frost was the first that was historic. >> i thought he was watching that and saying, this is not my america. at that moment poetry, acknowledging other places, a gay dude just like everything this is not what i voted for. >> john: elon wins the debate. claire mccaskill send one of her first tweets about a weird
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hat at the inauguration. and today he wore it again. she sweet tweeted photo. why is scalia dressed like jesus christ pharisee. >> i think it's pimpin'. what about the gown he's wearing. >> john: that's true. you're the only hat-bearing gentleman here. >> i believe i'm an expert on hats and i don't know what the hell happened right there. >> john: on the aretha hat scale. >> i put it in my closet, never to come out. >> you never heard of rasputin chic. >> john: no, i thought it was impressive. >> in three weeks they're going to start wearing wearing that hot. that's hotness right now. >> john: people were concerned about the oath, that it wouldn't go well, and president obama did stumble on the words united states. i didn't check on it, but is fox
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news reporting it because he's from kenya. >> this is what happened to president obama. it's such a shock that a black dude is president of the united states, and he actually won again. even to himself the president damn, can you believe it, the united states. that's how he said it. >> i didn't see that. i felt that he owned it, he won but the whole idea to say united states like--that's not true at all. we're not united in anyway, shape or form. >> we're not united. look around. our chick-fil-as are not even united with the states. >> john: are you going to have a teddy roosevelt big stick, do you see a hard-core aggressive obama. >> this is when you get to be yourself. >> his nomination so far has shown he's a knew man. >> john: good enough. elon you're doubtful? >> i believe he believes in himself, and i believe that if he actually was allowed to do what he wanted to do, perhaps
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something would happen, but the fact is it's going to be four years of battle upon battle upon battle. i'm sorry, i don't think-- >> he won't be shaft, but he'll get things to go his way. >> john: he won't be shaft. probably the truest thing said tonight. shut your mouth. my panel stays with me as we thank special people for today's inauguration. that's next.
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>> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." brilliant panel here is my question. who is your unsung hero in today's inaugural presentation. >> what is the youngist daughter? >> john: sasha. >> sasha is the unsung hero. you have the youngest black kid ever in the house with. most of her life is in the white house, so that's just a
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different perspective. >> john: elon? >> i think malia was the unsung hero, because she is like 6'2" or something like that. and has the dna of both parentings, so she is probably brilliant and really athletic. i want to know when did we start the black superserum project? >> john: yes, beautiful girl. >> unlike these sleazy perverts i have to go to lupe. this is the time to stand up for your beliefs. >> i call shenanigans on that. if he would have just done the song i would have been cool for it, but it was apparently just rambling on with one song. >> john: i think he is having a
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peyote fiasco when he made that speech. here are the unsung here rose for me. king romney and the nights of the trickle-down table, whether they are blaming the federal government for everything, the gop field was so toxic the real housewives of beverly hills would inject them into their foreheads, and when newt gingrich lost it last year and began calling mitt romney a liar all over the place, obama and david axelrod would have kissed him. rush limbaugh when he called more african than american or called for a return to segregated bussing last year, rush made thousands of ordinary americans a shamed to be bloated
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white superrecommendists. and then the revoltingly fake baptists. they spewed more homophobe than -- the greatest unsung here rose may have been the birtherings, those hopeless romantics. they really aren't racist whatsoever they just never thought to ask a caw cushion candidate for his birth certificate, and demanded it from a black man three times. and the real hero, i think has to be fox news. fox news anchors like to brag that they have the most credibility because they have the highest ratings. not true actually. if credibility is measured in ratings, then it's clear that
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spongebob square pants has twice the ratings of fox news. it has a median viewer age of 65. and fox's very loyal audience remains the least informed, but any network that keeps saying obamacare is free stuff and attacks, i would like to thank karl rove for the break downon election night. thank you gop, you built this. you made this inauguration happen. that's "viewpoint" for tonight i want to thank my panel, sherrod, lee and elon. we will see you tomorrow. stay tuned. conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side
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is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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